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Visit : Architectural Heritage

Place du Jeu de Balle in the Marolles District

Place du Jeu de Balle in the Marolles District
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The Place du Jeu de Balle or Vossenplein is located in the heart of the Marolles, the Brussels working-class district par excellence.

The square was also known as the "Vieux Marché" (Old Market). The "Jeu de Balle" district was established in 1854, at the same time as that of the rue Blaes. It went by the name of "Renard" (fox) because it lay alongside the Rue du Renard, which already existed in the 15th century.

This authentic and friendly place is especially known for its flea market which is held every morning. You will meet antique lovers, people out for a stroll, occasional visitors...

Don't hesitate to take a break at an outdoor café and, in the summer, enjoy the live music with a delicious beer.